WIN a twin size organic cotton mattress worth $494!

by 07/01/15   filed under: contest, eco toddler, green family, green kids, sleeping

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Sleep. It’s no doubt one of the biggest topics on your radar as a parent. How much or how little sleep you and your kids are getting, co-sleeping, sleeping through the night, big kid beds… you get the idea. But a not so discussed topic is what kind of mattress are you sleeping on, and is it nontoxic? We spend 1/3 of our lifetime in bed, so slipping into slumber on a natural mattress will eliminate prolonged exposure to the dangerous cocktail of chemicals that are embedded in conventional mattresses. We know how important a safe sleep environment is, and one that’s free from off gassing materials, so we’re giving one lucky Inhabitots reader a twin-sized Pure Echo mattress valued at $494! The Pure Echo mattress is a medium-firm mattress comprised of GOTS certified organic cotton and Joma wool that serves as a fire barrier — so it meets all flame retardant standards without any of the toxic chemicals inherent in traditional beds.

BONUS: Inhabitots readers can visit My Green Mattress today to take advantage of a special promotion: get $75 off any mattress when you use the code INHABITOTS$75.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. SIGN UP FOR THE MY GREEN MATTRESS NEWSLETTER (Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us what you like best about the Pure Echo Mattress and why you should be the lucky winner of an organic, green mattress.

Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are extending the deadline to 7/8/2015 11:59PM EST. We want to give our loyal readers, friends, and family the opportunity to win this organic cotton mattress and have a better night’s sleep!

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30th, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation. In his signing statement, Brown said, “The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases.” The two other (and much smaller) states with similar laws are Mississippi and West Virginia. California’s law is arguably tougher than the other two states, and it places a ban on religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines for any child who enters public school, private school or daycare in the state, beginning with kindergarten. Children currently enrolled in public schools who have an exemption on file will be grandfathered in until they reach the 7th grade, at which time they will be required to catch up with the state-mandated vaccination schedule.

via Forbes

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